Maysville……..Barbara Elaine Carson passed away on January 26, 2016 at North Kansas City Hospital. Barbara was born in Osborn, MO on July 24, 1946 to Marvin Wayne McCartney and Goldie Williamson McCartney. She graduated from Maysville High School in 1964. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Cum Laude, from Missouri Western State University in May, 1973 and a Masters Degree in Education / Elementary Teaching from Northwest Missouri State University in December 1981. She served twenty six years in the Maysville, MO school system and taught junior high mathematics at retirement.
Barbara married Jim Carson on February 19, 1966. She followed Jim to Tennessee and Florida during his Navy years. Afterward, she returned to Maysville and became a teacher and mother. She was an active member of the First Christian Church and P.E.O. Chapter DV, both in Maysville. Barbara was preceded in death by daughter, Tara Leigh Carson, her parents Wayne and Goldie, and brother William Eric McCartney. She is survived by her husband Jim of the home; son James Eric (Courtney) Carson and grandsons Spencer and Seth of Frisco, TX; brother Roger (Carolyn) McCartney of Osborn; sister Carol McCartney (Mike) Bond of Clarksdale; and many nieces and nephews.
Barbara was a loving person and leaves countless friends. Barbara survived 62 years of diabetes which included thousands of finger sticks and insulin shots. She never wavered. She was the glue that kept the family together and will truly be missed. Her final wishes included: Trust in God, Live Your Life with No Regrets, Be Kind, Be Loving, Be Forgiving and No Motorcycles!
The family would like to thank the doctors and staff of North Kansas City Hospital for all the kindness shown to Barbara. Also many thanks to her P.E.O. sisters, teachers whom she served alongside for many years, and former students, including Superintendent Kenny Eaton, who have shown their support and prayers over the past few months.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 1, 2016 at First Christian Church of Maysville, MO. Visitation: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, January 31, 2016 at Turner Family Funeral Home of Maysville. The family requests memorial contributions to American Diabetes Association or American Heart Association.